Press release: Thredbo Gravity Series
The Thredbo Gravity Series presented by Fox & Kosciuszko Pale Ale returns in 2021 with a format of five unique rounds that will test the skills and stamina of mountain bike competitors across a variety of terrain. The series is all about having fun with your mates but make no mistake — this is a competition with a stack of cash and prizes up for grabs. Riders will fight for series points across Thredbo’s main gravity trails with a pump track challenge added to the mix.
The series is open to amateurs and pros alike with categories for all ages from U13 through to Masters for men and women. Round 1 on 12 December 2021 is the Sram Snowgums Sprint and is known as the shortest yet toughest race of the series.
Round 2 on 16 January 2022 will see riders using their gravity skills for the Osprey Ricochet Rumble as they navigate the flowing berms of the popular Ricochet Trail. On the same day, Round 3 will find out who still has the legs with an afternoon pump track session as riders need to generate speed across rollers and banked turns without relying on pedalling. The fastest lap time will take top honours at the Rockshox Pump Track Party.
The Oakley Supertrail Scramble on 6 March 2022 is Round Four and will consist of racers flying down a mix of the best and most manageable sections of both the Cannonball Downhill and Kosciuszko Flow. The final round is the Boost Mobile Chainless Champs on 24 April where competitors remove their chain before pumping and holding speed down a 400m vertical race course from the start of Centre Link to the Valley Terminal base station.
The rider with the most points across all rounds in each category will be crowned the Gravity Series champ! Individual event entry costs $45 while all-event entry costs $199. For more info and entries head to www.thredbo.com.au/gravityseries